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ENB Region 7 Notices 1/27/2021

Negative Declaration

Cortland County - The Village of Homer, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Homer Sewer System Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Village of Homer currently owns and operates a sanitary sewer collection system that provides service to the entire Village. Sanitary sewer flows from the Village are conveyed to the City of Cortland's wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), where treated effluent is discharged to the West Branch Tioughnioga River. The Village's sewage collection system was originally constructed in the 1970s and consists primarily of asbestos-cement gravity sewers, approximately 433 manholes, and 9 pumping stations with associated force mains. The existing collection system is susceptible to inflow and infiltration flows, which cause extraneous flows during wet weather events and increased service costs to Village residents. The Village conducted an Inflow and Infiltration Evaluation in 2015 and is moving forward with a collection system improvements project to reduce clean water flows in the sanitary collection system. The proposed sewer rehabilitation project includes: manhole rehabilitation (cement coating, frame and cover replacement, new inflow dish, and deep cleaning); sealing of existing pre-cast wet wells at the Clinton Street and North Main Street pump stations; sewer main rehabilitation (open-cut replace- ment of two pipe sections (Center Street and between Water Street and Wall Street); cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining of four sections of main along Center Street, Park Avenue, and Stanford Drive; tree root treatments along Copeland Avenue and Cayuga Street, deep cleaning prior to lining at Stanford Drive and Park Avenue, and a new watertight cap at Copeland Avenue; and two new flow meters, one at the southern Village boundary to quantify flows from the Village and one at the North Homer Avenue/Main Village Pump Station to quantify flows sent to the City of Cortland from the Village. In addition, the project includes rehabilitation of eight of the Village's nine existing pump stations (PS), including the Albany Street PS, Brentwood Avenue PS, Hooker Avenue PS, North Homer Avenue/Main Village PS, North Fulton Street PS, North Main Street PS, Wall Street PS, and Willow Park Drive PS. With the exception of the Clinton Street pump station (which was rehabilitated in 2016), the Village's pump stations are aging and reaching the end of their useful design lives. The proposed pump station rehabilitation work in- volves in-kind replacements of existing equipment at each of the eight pump stations, and the addition of a valve vault at six pump stations (Albany Street, Brentwood Avenue, North Fulton Street, North Main Street, Wall Street, and Willow Park Drive). The project is located in the Village of Homer, New York.

Contact: Hal McCabe, Village of Homer, 31 North Main Street, Homer, NY 13077, Phone: (607) 749-3322, E-mail:

Cortland County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cortlandville Sand and Gravel Mine will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant for a vertical expansion of an existing mine that would include (1) mining sand and gravel up to 100 feet below the local water table, (2) a lateral expansion of 9.4 acres south/southeast of the current life-of-mine (LOM) area, and (3) the removal of 0.4 acres of unaffected land in the northwest. The final LOM acreage would be 75.8 acres on approximately 135 acres of land. The mine would continue to operate as a traditional sand and gravel mine with standard mechanical equipment used to excavate the deposit. A final reclamation plan is proposed to restore the site to a 54 acre pond with an open water surface, along with graded and revegetated slopes. No protected streams, wetlands, or other protected natural resources are expected to be adversely impacted. All stormwater runoff will drain internally. The project is located at 765 State Route 13 in the Town of Cortlandville, New York.

Contact: Cynthia Hill, NYSDEC Region 7, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204, Phone: (315) 426-5465, E-mail:

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